No way would I ever be able to drop and do 100 push-ups.
No way would I ever be able to do 100 dumbbell overhead presses.
No way would I ever be able to do 100 tricep overhead extensions.
“Now way” became “TODAY”! And that calls for a ridiculous amount of exclamation points!!!
I had a session with my personal trainer this morning – when my alarm went off today, I was already awake. I think was was in some sick sort of way, excited. I got to the gym 15 minutes early to warm up. When Katie arrived, we went to the gym’s 2nd floor and she laid down a mat. She mentioned the session would be somewhat repetitive but she wanted to go through some things I could do on my own, should I want to.
And then, she told me to do TWO push-ups. And TWO dumbbell overhead presses. And TWO tricep overhead extensions.
When I finished, I did the set again, doing THREE each. Then four, then five, six, seven, eight, nine, and finally, 10 of each. After doing the full set, I took a 3 minute break. My muscles were throbbing. After the break, Katie told me we have to go back down.
I started with NINE push-ups, NINE dumbbell overhead presses and NINE tricep overhead extensions. I worked my way back down, doing 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and finally one of each.
It took me a little over 20 minutes and my heart rate was pumpin’!
As I took a short break, Katie looked at me and said…
“Do you know you just did 100 PUSH-UPS?!”
I was shocked! I didn’t feel like I did 100 push-ups. I mean, *yes* my arm muscles were jello but 100 push-ups?
The power of 100? Amazing. We did a little bit of core and then, I did a 10 minute quick cardio on the elliptical. Finally, I made my way home to share my exciting morning accomplishment with Carlos.
And all day today? I’ve walked around with my chest puffed out just slightly because this morning, I did 100 push-ups.
Clarification: the first 20 push-ups were on my toes, the remaining were on my knees.